The New York Times: Amsterdam’s Van Gogh museum has unveiled a newly-discovered painting by the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, the first major canvas of the artist’s work that has been found since 1928.
The work, titled ‘Sunset at Montmajour,’ was painted in Arles in 1888 during a period that is considered to be the height of Van Gogh’s career.
Photo: Axel Ruger, left, director of the Van Gogh Museum, and Louis van Tilborgh, right, a senior researcher, unveil ‘Sunset at Montmajour’ (Peter Dejong/Associated Press)
Just heard about this on the radio, from my classical music host. He does news at five before and twenty-five after hour, six-thirty to eight-thirty weekday mornings. That’s about as much news as I can take.
For some reason, over 1,000 of you decided to follow me. So to celebrate, I’m hosting a giveaway where one of you lucky sods can win art by me.
First place will be a fully rendered, fully detailed portrait of any character of your choosing, whether it be canon or OC. Second place will be a flat colored portrait of whomever you want (again, canon, OC it’s all good.)
You have to follow me to be eligible. Yes, you can follow me just for the giveaway (but I’d prefer you stuck around for my charming personality.)
Only reblogs count! Be courteous to your followers and reblog once. Apparently tumblr doesn’t count multiple reblogs anymore so make it count.
The giveaway ends August 1st so that gives you plenty of time to get your reblogs in. I will use a random number generator to pick the winner.
This is my way of saying thank you for putting up with my silliness. Good luck to you all
I’ve never seen anyone paint, and now draw, quiet quite like Edward Hopper. In that eerie silence, he’s able to capture something only he can put his fingers on. A strange, and at times, overwhelming sense of burden that hangs in the atmosphere. As if one morning, these few people woke up to find that everyone else had completely vanished. Without a trace. And now, trapped in some form of purgatory- full of empty houses with the lights still on, empty roads without a single car in sight- these people are forced to live out their lives. Tending to an empty gas station, drinking the same coffee for hours on end, or helping people to their seats to watch the same movie over and over again. Day in and day out. It’s quiet. Dead quiet…